Christopher Brammeld's extensive list of compositions includes chamber, vocal and choral music, as well as two ballets, orchestral compositions and arrangements, wind band music and music for children and amateur performers. His music has been performed in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, at the Presteigne Festival, the Penkhull Festival, Cambridge University, the Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series, the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham and St John’s, Smith Square in London.
Performers of Chris’s work include Ensemble 2021, Britten Sinfonia, Donna Lennard, Benjamin Graves, Berkeley Ensemble, Ligeti Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Bedriska Trio, Glendower Duo (Hannah Morgan, clarinet and Thomas Besnard, piano), Greg Hallam, Thomas Isherwood, Martha McLorinan, Robert Thompson, Simon Callaghan, Michelle Santiago, Peter Foggitt, Amy Dickson, Swansea Bach Choir and London Youth Choir.
Chris studied composition at the Universities of Nottingham (with Nicholas Sackman) and Sheffield (with George Nicholson), after which he studied privately for a time with Peter Fribbins. He is currently taking a PhD in Composition at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Richard Causton.
Premieres during 2016/17 include the ballet "The Piper", String Quartet No. 1 (Seoul; Ensemble 2021), the Piano Trio (Gloucester Cathedral; Bedriska Trio), and That When I Waked (Cambridge, Donna Lennard and Benjamin Graves).
Chris becomes Artistic Director of the Penkhull Festival in Staffordshire in 2018. He is a trustee of the Piano Trio Society.